Ethical Egoism

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Sacrificing one's short-term self-interest in order to maximize one's long-term self-interest is known as "rational self-interest." There are three types of egoism: Personal Ethical Egoism ? "I am going to act only in my own interest, and everyone else can do whatever they want." Individual Ethical Egoism ? "Everyone should act in my own interest...
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So in the interests of self-interest, an egoist must reject egoism, at least sometimes; in other words, the egoist must be inconsistent. The egoist really doesn't want everyone to be selfish all the time, because ethical egoism, if took over universally, would lead to undesirable social consequences...
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